NEW YORK – More than three dozen antique rugs and another 25 vintage rugs will be offered in an online auction to be conducted by Jasper52 on Wednesday, March 28. These handmade carpets, many in excellent condition, carry as much utilitarian as artistic value, accentuating any home with their rich tradition. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK (AP) – For nearly 80 years, the trail was stone cold for a missing 16th-century Renaissance portrait, looted by the Nazis from an estate in the Netherlands.
AMSTERDAM – On March 23, the Van Gogh Museum will open “Van Gogh & Japan,” a major exhibition about the influence of Japanese art on the work of Vincent van Gogh. With some 60 paintings and drawings by Van Gogh and a large selection of Japanese prints, the exhibition explores the extent of Van Gogh’s admiration for this form of art and the fundamental impact it had on his work.
NEW YORK – Designers’ interpretations of flora and fauna are featured in a premium jewelry auction presented by Jasper52 on Tuesday, March 27. This highly curated fine jewelry auction showcases exceptional pieces in a variety of mediums. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
NEW YORK — The artistry and craftsmanship of Native-American baskets is enough to make them important and desirable works of art in their own right but when you factor in the stories they tell of the culture and daily lives of their makers, their legacy in the annals of American art becomes that much clearer.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Rare books, manuscripts, maps, autographs, prints, photographs and ephemera spanning several centuries are up for bid in a catalog auction slated for this Thursday, March 22, by the Waverly Rare Books division of Quinn’s Auction Galleries. Interested collectors can view all 413 lots in the online catalog now and bid absentee or live via the Internet through LiveAuctioneers.
ASTI, Italy – Two mid-century modern lighting fixtures are attracting attention to Nova Ars online auction to be conducted on Tuesday, March 27. The sale represents an interesting design collection of decorative arts of the 20th century, much of it designed and made in Italy. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
CINCINNATI – Cowan’s once again proved itself as one of the premier folk art and Americana auction houses in the world as rare and unique pieces drew intense interest in Cowan’s March Fine & Decorative Art Auction on March 10. It was also a good day for the antique furniture, Asian art, and fine silver categories, all of which saw several lots soar past their estimates. Absentee and Internet live bidding was available through LiveAuctioneers.